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Deaf Scene, Lands and Peoples, Lamneth, This Is Your Signal

WEDNESDAY:

Instrumental-rock trio

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Deaf Scene

gets moody and atmospheric at the 8x10. Frederick folkies

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Silent Old Mtns

play the Windup Space with

Mercies

,

MacGregor Burns

,

and

Soon Cyde

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.

THURSDAY:

Lands and Peoples

turn pop inside out at the Metro Gallery with

Chiffon

and

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Dave and the Fellas

. The Latin-tinged funk of the

Pimps of Joytime

fills Rams Head Live. This year's Scream Tour features urban-radio tween idols

Diggy

and

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OMG Girlz

, who will try to drown out their fans' cheers at Pier Six Pavilion. Led by earthy Athens, Ga., singer/songwriter,

Betty Kingston

and the Crowns

come to the 8x10.

Facing the Apocalypse

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and

Soulful Aggression

get heavy at the Ottobar. The

Manly Deeds

have beards and sound like it at Joe Squared Station North. The Brooklyn-based jazz trio

Chives

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pay a visit to An die Musik. Literate rockers

Cloud Party

plays the Sidebar with

rioLinda

.

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Believers

, a new group populated by local indie all-stars from Double Dagger and Future Islands, open for

Ed Schrader's Music Beat

at the Windup Space.

FRIDAY:

The Sidebar's Asshole Fest kicks off with

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Universal Remonster

, the

Mandroids

, and

Lamneth

. Local '80s-throwback rockers on the rise the

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Perfects

shoot a new video and a performance for MTV at the Ottobar. New country hit maker

Josh Thompson

plays Rams Head Live.

Bobby Keys & the Suffering Bastards

, featuring the Rolling Stones' longtime saxman, are at the Baltimore Soundstage. Contemporary adults

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Jason Mraz

and

Christina Perri

bum you out at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Tiger Party

, featuring members of the Bridge, Psycho Killers, and the John K. Band, plays the 8x10. Acoustic singer/songwriter

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Henry Cyr

strums at Joe Squared Inner Harbor.

Don't miss:

Raheem DeVaughn

,

Tank

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, and

Carl Thomas

sing some sweet, sweet slow jams at Pier Six Pavilion.

SATURDAY:

This Is Your Signal

and

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micFreak

headline the An die Musik 2012 Electronica Concert Two. Fat Wreck Chords vets

Teenage Bottlerocket

plays the Ottobar with

Nothington

.

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Analog Anthem

and

Ancient Americans

get alliterative at the 8x10. Bass Nation presents

Zomboy

and

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Arion

at the Recher Theatre.

Plurals

, with members of the fondly remembered '90s, Baltimore rockers Buttsteak, play the Windup Space with

Mobley

. The

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Prince and Michael Experience

brings all the finest falsetto moments of the '80s to the Baltimore Soundstage.

Gameface

gets a little emo at the Metro Gallery. Feed The Scene, Rachel Taft's nonprofit organization to help out Baltimore bands, celebrates its first anniversary at the Sidebar with sets by

Trashkanistan

, the

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Deckards

, and many more. Fells Point favorites

Ed Lauer

and

Frank Florence

do their thing at the Horse You Came in On. D.C.-based band

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JunkFood

gets a big hometown gig headlining the 9:30 Club.

Don't miss:

Ehse Records pianist

Leo Svirsky

plays a release party for his new album,

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Songs In The Key Of Survival

, at the 2640 Space.

SUNDAY:

Kings of Crownsville

fill An die Musik with the sound of New Orleans. Michigan's

Pity Sex

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and

Brave Bird

come through town at the Charm City Art Space.

MONDAY:

Glen Burnie punk trio

Decayed Future

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hits the Sidebar with

Some Kind of Nightmare

,

Harley Frost

, and

Always Awkward

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. 98 Rock's Noise In The Basement lets four bands rock the Baltimore Soundstage.

TUESDAY:

The Maine pop-punk quintet

Sparks the Rescue

headline the Recher Theatre with the

Getaways

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.

DJ Boo-Man

spins all your favorite breaks at Joe Squared Inner Harbor. The

Out of Your Head

collective presents a unique combination of improvisers for one night only, as they do every week, at the Windup Space.

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Legendary jazz pianist

Freddie Redd

plays the last week of his summer residency at An die Musik.

WEDNESDAY:

Texan folk rockers

Okkervil River

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continue touring in support of 2011's

I Am Very Far

at Rams Head Live. Boston synth fiends

Wobblesauce

groove it out at the 8x10 with the

Samadhi Sound

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IN THE WINGS:

Florence and The Machine

team up with the

Weeknd

for one of the fall's hottest tickets at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sept. 19. (For more information, visit merriweathermusic.com or call [410] 715-5550.) The

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High Zero Festival of experimental improvised music will celebrate its 14th year in Baltimore with four nights at the Theatre Project from Sept. 20-23. (For more information, visit highzero.org or call [410] 752-8558.)

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

will get all apocalyptic again for old time's sake at Rams Head Live on Oct. 3. (For more information, visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.) The Virgin Mobile FreeFest has finally been announced for Oct. 6 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Tickets to see dozens of acts, including

Jack White

,

Skrillex

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, the

Dismemberment Plan

, and

Future Islands

,

go "on free" this Friday. (For more information, visit merriweathermusic.com or call [410] 715-5550.)


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